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House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Act

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which supporters say would reestablish critical sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that recent Supreme Court decisions have overturned. The vote was 219-212 among party lines, with not a single Republican voting for …

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‘Good Trouble’ Comes to Georgia, John Lewis Memorial Approved

A Confederate monument in Dekalb, Georgia, will be replaced with a monument honoring the late civil rights leader Representative John Lewis. The monument on the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse’s grounds was removed last January, a period where both local governments and protesters also removed numerous other statues. County commissioners approved …

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